Cultural Assimilation among the Characters in Margaret Dillowy’s Novel “How to be an American Housewife”
Keywords:Assimilation, Margaret Dilloway, Cultural, Character, Novel
The aims of the research are to find out the assimilation portrayed through the characters in the novel and to describe the impact of assimilation occurred towards the characters. The research applied the library research to get as many data from the novel and some books containing theories which connect to the research. The primary data was taken from Margaret Dilloway’s Novel “How to be an American Housewife”. The data was analyzed by using sociological approach and the theory of assimilation by Milton Gordon. The result shows that in the novel How to be an American Housewife can be found three models of assimilation. There are the classic and new assimilation model, the racial or disadvantaged model, and the segmented assimilation model. Besides that, Assimilation process give the big impacts towards the main character in the novel, Shoko and her daughter who grow up in the culture of American. The impacts cover almost all of life aspects of the Shoko then make her has no choice. She wants or not, like or dislike she has to accept the American culture and reduce her culture. She has to face many difficulties in daily life.
Alba R. 2018. Rethinking assimilation theory a new era of immigration. SAGE journal. Vol. 31 No. 4, p.826-874
Aulia. (2017). Cross Cultural Assimilation in Eric Liu's The Accidental Asian Novel. Ejournal.usu.ac.id, Vol. 5 No.1, p.10-18
Berkers. (2014). Assimilation into the Literary Mainstream? The Classification of Ethnic Minority Authors in Newspaper Reviews in the United States, the Netherlands and Germany. Journals of cultural sociology, Vol. 8 No.1, p.25-44.
Boston: Little Brown Company.
Children’s Literature. London: Harper and Row Ltd.
Collie, J. and S. Slater. 1987. Literature in the Language Classroom: A Resource Book of Ideas and Activities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Dilloway, Margaret. 2010. How to be an American Housewife. New York: Penguin Groups
Febriyanti. (2015). Assimilation, Reduction and Elision Reflected in the Selected Song Lyrics of Avenged Sevenfold. Journal of Language and Literature, Vol. 15 No.1, p.1410-5691.
Frederick, Juliana Tirajoh, Dra. 1988. English Poetry: An Introduction to Indonesian Students. Jakarta: Depdikbud Dirjen Dikti.
Jabrohim, Dh. 2003. Studi And Pangkajian Sastra: Perkenalan Diri Terhadap Ilmu Sastra. Jogjakarta: Graha Ilmu Express.
Jarred, James L. 1991. The Teaching of Values Caring and Appreciation. London: New Fetter Lane Page.
Kennedy, X.J. 1983. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama.
Koesnosoebroto, Soenaryono B. 1988. The Anatomy of Prose Fiction. Jakarta: Depdikbud Dirjen Dikti Proyek Pengembangan Lembaga Pendidikan Tenaga Kependidikan.
Kristiyowati. (2020). British and Indian Cultural Acculturation Study of Literary Anthropology in White Mughals Novel by William Dalrymple. International Journal of Science and Society, Vol. 2 No.2, p.368-376
Lazzard, Gillian. 1993. Literature and Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers and Trainers. Cambridge: Cambridge Teacher Training and Development Print.
London: Macmillan Education Ltd.
Magill, Frank N. 1996. International Encyclopedia of Sociology, Vol.1, New Delhi: S. Chand and CompanyLtd.
Magill, Frank N. 1996. International Encyclopedia of Sociology, Vol.2, New Delhi: S. Chand and CompanyLtd.
Morner, K. and R. Rausch. 1991. NTC’s Dictionary of Literary Terms. USA: NTC Publishing Group Inc.
Norton, Donna E. 1980. Through the Eyes of a Child: An Introduction to
Pigliucci M. 2006. Phenotypic plasticity and evolution by genetic assimilation. Journal of experimental biology
Rees, R.J. 1973. English Literature: An Introduction for Foreign Readers.
Riyanto. (2014). Assimilatin Between two Generations of Chicano Immigrants in the United States in a Better Life Movie. Journal of Cultural Study, Vol. 9 No.2, p.8-16
Rodell M. 2004. The global land data assimilation system. Journal of American meteorogical society
Saliman, A. 1996. Teori dan Aplikasi Kajian Naskah Drama. Surakarta: Khazanah Ilmu.
Sudjiman, Panutty. 1991. Memahami Cerita Rekaan. Jakarta: Pustaka.
Tailor. 2010. Poverty in Contemporary Literature: Themes and Figurations on the British Book Market. United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillin published limited.
Waddington C.H. 2008. Genetic assimilation. University of Edinburgh; Elsevier journal
Wang X. 2012. Assimilation of agile practices in use. Information system journal
Webster, Merriam. 2002. Merriam-Webster’s New World Dictionary. New York: Prentice Hall Press.
Webster, Merriam. 2003. The New International Webster’s Comprehensive Dictionary of the English Language. Columbia: Trident Press International.
Weldon, Kevin. 1987. The Macquarie Dictionary. New South Wales: The Macquarie Dictionary Pty Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2021 Amirul Hakim Kilwouw, Dahlia D. Moelier, Sudirman Maca
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.